Rice University

Academic Minute
5:00 am
Tue December 3, 2013

Dr. Justin Denney, Rice University – Social Status and Accidental Death

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Justin Denney of Rice University reveals the connection between social status and the likelihood of death in a preventable accident. 

Justin Denney is an assistant professor of sociology and Associate Director of the Kinder Institute Urban Health Program at Rice University. His primary research is focused on identifying individual and structural conditions that jointly contribute to health and mortality inequalities.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Wed October 9, 2013

Dr. Richard Boylan, Rice University – The Cost of Prison Reform

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Richard Boylan of Rice University explores the connection between prison reform and a reduction in social aid programs. 

Richard Boylan is a professor of economics at Rice University in Houston, Texas. His teaching and research interests include law and economics and political economy. His work has appeared in a number of peer-reviewed journals and his findings on the economics of prison reform are scheduled for publication in 2014.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Tue July 23, 2013

Dr. Rafael Verduzco, Rice University – Stiffening Silicone

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Rafael Verduzco of Rice University explains the development of a new silicone material that becomes stronger with repeated use. 

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